Oaks Day Stakes-Winner for Dissident
Tara Madgwick - Thursday November 7

Won last year by Melbourne Cup winner Vow and Declare, the Listed VRC TCL TV Stakes (1800m) for three year-olds at Flemington on Thursday was won in good style by progressive Dissident gelding Pancho.

Pancho steams home to win on Oaks Day - image Grant CourtneyPrepared by Chris Waller and ridden by Hugh Bowman, Pancho was stakes-placed at Flemington is his final start as a juvenile before heading to the spelling paddock.

His three runs since resuming have all been excellent with a last start second in the $1million ATC Bondi Stakes to stablemate Kubrick putting the writing on the wall.

Pancho settled back in the field and enjoyed a good run in transit before letting loose up the straight with a sustained burst that carried him past the well backed Russian Camelot to score a determined three-quarter length win.

“We had a lovely slipstream in the run behind Damien Oliver and Craig Williams and when I produced him, he went to the line to win with authority,” Bowman said.

Pancho has built a tidy record with three wins and three placings from nine starts earning prizemoney in excess of $380,000.

“He ran very well last start in our new $1million race, the Bondi Stakes, so he’s really franked the form out of that race,” Waller said.

Dissident is the sire of PanchoBred by Sledmere Stud, Pancho made $150,000 as a weanling at the Magic Millions National Sale when bought by Hancock Quality Bloodstock (FBAA)/Newgate Farm and was then re-offered by Newgate at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale fetching $165,000 to the bid of Laurel Oak Bloodstock.

Pancho has proven a great investment for his lucky owners and is the first winner for Group III placed Written Tycoon mare Novel Dancer, who has foaled this spring producing a colt by another young Newgate sire in Russian Revolution.

Pancho is the first stakes-winner for Sebring’s champion son Dissident, who stands at Newgate Farm at a fee of $27,500.



Tcl Tv Stakes LR 1800m
Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 1:51.55
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 57
3g Dissident (AUS) x Novel Dancer (AUS) (Written Tycoon (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $165,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Laurel Oak Bloodstock Pty Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale $150,000
V:Sledmere Stud Scone NSW
B: Hancock Quality Bloodstock (FBAA)/Newgate Farm
Russian Camelot
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 57
3c Camelot (GB) x Lady Babooshka (GB) (Cape Cross (IRE))
Highland Jakk
T: Robert Hickmott J: Craig Williams 57
3g Jakkalberry (IRE) x Alessandra (NZ) (Golan (IRE))
NZB Karaka - Book 2 $25,000
V:Novara Park
B: Michael Hickmott Bloodstock
Liam's The Boss
T: Brad Widdup J: Ms L J Meech 57
3g The Factor (USA) x Second Draw (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
T: G V Richards J: D Dunn 57
3g Good Journey (USA) x Monica Kate (AUS) (Face Value (AUS))
Quick Thinker
T: M Baker & A Forsman J: Damian Lane 58.5
3c So You Think (NZ) x Acouplamas (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: De Burgh Equine Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale $180,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: James Bester Bloodstock
Power Scheme
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: M Zahra 58
3g Fiorente (IRE) x Rosa Perlato (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Vienna Rain
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: S Baster 57
3c Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Vienna Lady (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Blueblood Thoroughbreds (Australia) Pty Ltd
Jayrod Too
T: R E Laing J: L Currie 57
3c Pentire (GB) x Shanpanichi (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $85,000
V:Rich Hill Stud
B: Mr RH Montague
T: M D Moroney J: Jordan Childs 57
3g Monaco Consul (NZ) x Wealth Princess (NZ) (San Luis (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $40,000
V:Golden Grove Stud, Denman
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
The Red Sea
T: J F Moloney J: Jye McNeil 57
3g Reset (AUS) x Red Pointes (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Tri Nations
T: Edward Cummings J: B Rawiller 57
3g Wandjina (AUS) x Lovetorn (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $40,000
V:Phoenix Park
B: Mr EA Cummings
Breaking Loose
T: N A Blackiston J: John Allen 57
3c Savabeel (AUS) x More To Love (NZ) (Danasinga (AUS))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $160,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Nigel Blackiston Thoroughbred Racing
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